Besson Franck Beaujolais Rose Granit Méthode Traditionnelle 2011
Sourced from 100% 45-year-old Gamay Black vines grown in granitic sand, hence the name, this unique sparkling rosé walks a very fine line between funk and fruit. Ripe strawberries and plump market raspberries are unarthed, once a gets past damp spring soil, that walk through the barn in sodden boots (and yes, I had a barn with animals, I know it well). Given that, its unusual countenance is a welcome break. It’s more classically styled and delicate on the palate and a very nice companion to charcuterie. 12% ABV | sample
It is well worth noting that this bottle was tasted at Bar Avignon in Portland, Oregon, a quaint wine bar that I highly recommend.